S.M.A.R.T stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Bound
SMART goal setting is a method to set, track and fulfil achievable objectives. Wondering how you could do this?
For instance, if you wish to lose weight, here is how you can break it into a SMART Goal:
Specific: “I want to lose 5 kgs of weight.”
Measurable: Check your current weight and note the intended target.
Achievable: Identify the resources available at hand to fulfil your target. For example, decide if you wish to go for a walk or need to join the gym. Think about any diet changes that you’ll need to make.
Realistic: Setting a target to lose 5 kgs in a week can drain you mentally and physically. Hence, set possible targets to ensure consistency and positive results. A realistic goal would be to aim to lose 5 kgs in 2 months.
Time-Bound: Set deadlines! It is absolutely necessary to set an end date to keep you going.
Let me share another example for students who aim to achieve good marks in Board examinations.
Now, let’s break it down into a SMART Goal:
Specific: “I want to achieve 90% in my Board examinations.”
Measurable: How much do you need to study each day to complete the syllabus and still have ample time for repeated revisions?
Achievable: Is it possible to complete daily study targets?
Realistic: Based on your individual potential, set targets that are realistic. If you have the ability to complete 50 questions in a day, set a target close to it and slowly work on building your potential to increase the target.
Time-Bound: Create a time-bound study plan. Timing your progress will help you increase your speed and finish your course.
Achieving your targets can be challenging but by using the SMART Goal setting method, you can make the process more intelligible.
If you want to achieve success in life, you must have your own G.P.S – Your clear GOAL, a structured PLAN to achieve it and a STRATEGY to make it happen!